developed Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
- Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather
- They developed a new technique
verb work out
evolve; germinate; develop.
- We have developed a new theory of evolution
verb gain through experience
evolve; acquire; develop.
- I acquired a strong aversion to television
- Children must develop a sense of right and wrong
- Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position
- develop a passion for painting
verb come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
acquire; produce; develop; grow; get.
- He grew a beard
- The patient developed abdominal pains
- I got funny spots all over my body
- Well-developed breasts
verb come into existence; take on form or shape
originate; develop; rise; uprise; spring up; arise; grow.
- A new religious movement originated in that country
- a love that sprang up from friendship
- the idea for the book grew out of a short story
- An interesting phenomenon uprose
verb change the use of and make available or usable
build up; develop.
- develop land
- The country developed its natural resources
- The remote areas of the country were gradually built up
verb elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
explicate; develop; formulate.
- Could you develop the ideas in your thesis
verb create by training and teaching
educate; train; develop; prepare.
- The old master is training world-class violinists
- we develop the leaders for the future
verb be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest;
- The plot developed slowly
verb grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment
- A flower developed on the branch
- The country developed into a mighty superpower
- The embryo develops into a fetus
- This situation has developed over a long time
verb become technologically advanced
develop; modernize; modernise.
- Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace
- Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly
verb cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
develop; make grow.
- The perfect climate here develops the grain
- He developed a new kind of apple
verb generate gradually
- We must develop more potential customers
- develop a market for the new mobile phone
verb grow emotionally or mature
- The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten
- When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior
verb make visible by means of chemical solutions
- Please develop this roll of film for me
verb superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
verb move one's pieces into strategically more advantageous positions
- Spassky developed quickly
verb move into a strategically more advantageous position
verb elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme
- develop the melody and change the key
break; recrudesce; develop.
- Report the news as it develops
- These political movements recrudesce from time to time
verb expand in the form of a series
- Develop the function in the following form
adjective being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful
- the developed qualities of the Hellenic outlook
- they have very small limbs with only two fully developed toes on each
adjective satellite (used of societies) having high industrial development
adjective satellite (of real estate) made more useful and profitable as by building or laying out roads
- condominiums were built on the developed site
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